Trump Picks ObamaCare Foe Rep. Tom Price for HHS
President-elect Donald Trump has made his selection for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. And it's a good one:
Rep. Tom Price, a Georgia Republican, is President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Health and Human Services. He is currently chairman of the powerful House Budget Committee.
Price, an orthopedic surgeon for nearly 20 years before coming to Congress, has represented the northern Atlanta suburbs in the House of Representatives since 2005.
If confirmed by the Senate, Price would likely have a central role in the Republicans' stated plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and design a replacement. He has repeatedly introduced legislation to repeal and replace the ACA and is one of hundreds of Republicans who have voted dozens of times to repeal the federal health care law since it was enacted in 2010. Those efforts either didn't make it to President Obama's desk or were vetoed by him.
Rep. Price is an excellent pick to run HHS because he clearly recognizes the terrible impact ObamaCare has had on the American people. But before he can get to work on undoing ObamaCare, he needs to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.